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      09-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Is there anyone running Ohlins R&T with the original springs that come with the kit? Can you please provide some feedback.

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Did you do this yet?

I'm probably going to stick with the kit springs. Did you try it? If so, thoughts?
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Hey,
Is there anyone running Ohlins R&T with the original springs that come with the kit? Can you please provide some feedback.

Thanks in adv.
Yes, I am. What do you want to know? I have no criticisms. If you do a search, this has been covered before. Some who do a lot of track work have said they feel the rear springs are too soft, but never been a problem for my daily driver.
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I'm probably going to stick with the kit springs. Did you try it? If so, thoughts?

Not yet. I'm still looking for a place in Buffalo NY to do it but everyone is quoting 6 hrs minimum. It's too expensive to bring the kit all the way here.

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Yes, I am. What do you want to know? I have no criticisms. If you do a search, this has been covered before. Some who do a lot of rack work have said they feel the rear springs are too soft, but never been a problem for my daily driver.
Well 1st how low are you? Can you put some pics up. I just want a finger gap between wheel fender and tire but some people have said that the springs are not set up to go that low. Also if you are lowered do you ever hit the bumpstops and are you running any camber plates?

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I'm probably going to stick with the kit springs. Did you try it? If so, thoughts?
There's another thread in this forum where exactly the same thing was already discussed, and in which I have also given my own feedback to this question.

BTW, I can't answer to your PMs for whatever reason (you may have turned off the receipt of them).

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Can you put some pics up. I just want a finger gap between wheel fender and tire but some people have said that the springs are not set up to go that low. Also if you are lowered do you ever hit the bumpstops and are you running any camber plates?
Here's a pic of mine below. Mine are set at the height recommended by Ohlins in the fitting set-up instructions. I'm sure you could easily go lower (or higher). But if you go much lower I think you will be in danger of fouling the underside of the front bumper on speed bumps etc.

In terms of 'finger gaps', I can get one finger between tyre and wheelarch at the rear and 1.5 fingers at the front (i.e. more than the rear, but too tight for two fingers).

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I found another pic of my rear set-up, in which you can clearly see there is plenty of height adjustment available (both up or down).

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Thank you so much. Are you running Camber plates?
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Are you running Camber plates?
No.
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Here's a pic of mine below. Mine are set at the height recommended by Ohlins in the fitting set-up instructions. I'm sure you could easily go lower (or higher). But if you go much lower I think you will be in danger of fouling the underside of the front bumper on speed bumps etc.

In terms of 'finger gaps', I can get one finger between tyre and wheelarch at the rear and 1.5 fingers at the front (i.e. more than the rear, but too tight for two fingers).

Hope that helps.
Nice looking car mate.

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That ride height looks stock. I'll probably go a smidge lower, but not much. Harold is installing my set on December 8th.

Alipina_B3_Lux: maybe the PM issue is because I'm a noob. No worries. Do you have any criticisms of the springs included? Your Bilstein review was great (like all your others)... Do a full review of the Ohlins PLEASE
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Here's a pic of mine below. Mine are set at the height recommended by Ohlins in the fitting set-up instructions. I'm sure you could easily go lower (or higher). But if you go much lower I think you will be in danger of fouling the underside of the front bumper on speed bumps etc.

In terms of 'finger gaps', I can get one finger between tyre and wheelarch at the rear and 1.5 fingers at the front (i.e. more than the rear, but too tight for two fingers).

Hope that helps.

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What wheels do you have on the car in this pic and what size are they?
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What wheels do you have on the car in this pic and what size are they?
Style 193 18" I believe
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Yep. 193 18" I have those wheels as well.
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That ride height looks stock.
It's certainly lower than stock. Here's my car with stock (MSport) suspension before Ohlins. It's obviously riding higher, and an SE spec car would be higher still...


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Ya I can see it's definitely lower. Like 1/2" would you say? I forgot my glasses today.
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20mm lowering is recommended by Ohlins, but there is plenty of adjustment on this kit to go at near stock height or higher.
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20mm lowering is recommended by Ohlins, but there is plenty of adjustment on this kit to go at near stock height or higher.
Thanks Harold. But I think 20mm relates to non-MSport models which are already lower than standard...
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My stock height is 3 fingers front and 2 fingers rear. Dec 8 can't come fast enough.
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My stock height is 3 fingers front and 2 fingers rear. Dec 8 can't come fast enough.
Lol. With a gap that big your car could double as a 4 x 4!
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I'm hoping for just 1 finger gap. Question is, will the springs be compressed too much at that height?
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Good 4x4 off-road tires???

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Lol. With a gap that big your car could double as a 4 x 4!
I'm going off-roading this weekend
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